This airline is supplying a meditation app on flights to help passengers chill out
No matter how many times you’ve taken to the skies, even the most avid travellers can still find flying stressful. Luckily for any nervous flyers, it seems like airlines are seeking out new ways to help people cope.
American Airlines is teaming up with the meditation app Calm to give passengers new ways to relax on their flight. The airline will show nature videos on board and also allow flyers to access Calm content on the in-flight entertainment system on most of its flights beginning on 8 October, reports CNBC.
Passengers will be able to use the app’s guided meditations during their flight – perfect for anyone who needs a more relaxing way to stay occupied than watching endless movies. If you are one of those travellers who is not interested in using the seat-back screen, you can also access the material on your own device.
This isn’t the first airline to try out new ways to help people chill; Virgin Atlantic offers up mindfulness videos from Headspace – a different meditation app – as part of its in-flight entertainment, while Delta passengers have access to the OMG I Can Meditate app to help them reduce stress levels.
Calm, which is a “meditation, sleep and mental wellness app,” offers features like “Sleep Stories” as well as guided meditation. Overall, the company says it aims to tackles mental health challenges like stress, anxiety, insomnia and depression. Calm has also made three new audio tracks that are specifically designed to help passengers dealing with some of the more stressful aspects of flying.